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Roseville, CA  95678
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Hello All,
These notes will cover our November 3rd, 2017 meeting and a few highlights of a recent meeting.
Our November 3rd meeting was again well attended and presided over by President John Milburn. It was great to see fellow Rotarian Randy Wilson at our meeting. Visitor Leilani Fratis (see photo below of John and Leilani), CEO of Placer County SPCA and fellow Rotarian, gave us a very informative presentation about their new facilities and their role in our community.
The $2500 check was signed and is on its way to District 5130 for Fire destruction relief for the Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa regions.
John Milburn showed a video that was e-mail to him showing the volunteer work of the Feed My Starving Children group.
Jack May reported that Parks and Recreation has approved our Flag project.
Pat Hassna announced that our social will again be on the 3rd Wednesday of the month which is November 15th at 5:30pm at The Yard House in The Fountains in Roseville.
A road cleanup is scheduled to meet at 8:00am this Saturday the 11th at 8:00am at the small strip mall on the South side of Douglas Blvd. just past Auburn Folsom Road. Coffee and donuts will be provided by Howard Dutra who is organizing the 'outing'. Please make this a successful event and help demonstrate our commitment to the community. It only takes about an hour from start to finish.
A successful Braggs and Fines was once again conducted by Mike Calvert and Al Savory who continued to add to the 'Pot' by using their innate skills to keenly identifying members that 'willingly' contribute in a fun and enjoyable way.
Frank Ali had the winning ticket for the 'Pot' but ultimately failed to draw the Ace of Spades.
Our October 27th meeting -  was highlighted by a visit by our incoming exchange student Rachel (right in photo below). A very outgoing, intelligent, and interesting young lady from Switzerland. Also visiting was Christine Grau (left in photo below) from the Roseville Club who is working toward her Blue Badge by visiting another Club.
Our own Mike Calvert did and excellent very informative presentation on his recent drive vacation through portions of Europe.
Until next time.....................
Good afternoon All,
Our meeting on Friday was opened precisely on time by our President John Milburn. We had outstanding attendance for a Summer month!
Guests were announced and included Glenn Fong and his guests from Honolulu including past Presidents from District 5000 in Hawaii Laura Steelquist and Del Green (our Club is so fun, stimulating, and interesting that we have guests flying thousands of miles just for a glimpse). Roger Lynn from the Roseville Club was also visiting. Tom Cicchini introduced our guest speaker Mr. Steve Snyder a director from Rotary International and his wife Sharon.
Announcements began by our President John Milburn by explaining that our Club will be dark on September 1st and 8th. The former due to the Labor Day weekend and the latter due to our Club visiting Folsom Prison for our annual culling of members telling bad jokes.....just teasing!.........ALL jokes are appreciated at our Club.....just ask our past President.  However the Folsom Prison tour is an event to remember if you have not had the chance to 'attend'. One member who did attend the last prison tour expressed his 'joy' of going as "I'll never do that again!!"
Announcements continued with past President Bill Keegan explaining the Rotary Foundation and donations. Jack May discussed the Flag Project at the corner of Douglas and Barton and it's design (see photo below) and possible completion date. Jack also explained the upcoming membership contest and associated teams to compete with one another. As Jack mentioned "New membership is the Lifeblood of the Club".
In the middle of announcements, feed-back problems with the speaker microphone at the lecturn arose but thanks to the quick response and unbelievable technical expertise of our President John that issue was resolved and calm again returned to the room!
Another announcement was that from this point forward we must enter the front door of The Cattlemans Restaurant.
Our own Frank Ali will again be playing with his band 'Hey Monkey'.....this time at West House Tavern in Roseville at 8:00pm on the 26th. Don't miss Frank and his group if you get a chance......he is a sight to behold! (See photo below)
Our next Social event was announced by Pat Hassna and will be on September 20th at 5:30pm at Bar 101 Eats & Drinks in Roseville.
Braggs & Fines were adeptly administered by Mike Calvert and Al Savery as they continued their Robin-Hoodesq roles of helping people 'donate' to the Club in a fun and social manner.
Our guest speaker and Rotary International Director Mr. Steve Snyder (see photo below) finished our meeting by giving us an outstanding presentation of the inner workings of Rotary International with a focus on membership.
Til we meet again...........
This photo contains a rare opportunity to capture both our opening and closing speakers!  Hint.....the individual with the slightly balding scalp was not the one who spent last year in Belgium.  Please see more explanation below............
Our meeting was opened with all the dignity and respect our club members could muster for a substitute president.....in this case Mr. Richard Krupp standing in for the noticeably absent but esteemed and honorable Mr. John Milburn.
Richard opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and Four Way Test. Guests were then introduced and included Brenna McDuffy (photo above) who was our exchange student just returning from a year in Belgium. Also present was Keaton Dougherty who is our outgoing student to Belgium. Dennis May also introduced his daughter Janell and her current 15 year old exchange student from Marseille, France. Not to digress from the meeting notes but we sometimes wonder why our children in the States maybe aren't as sufficiently educated as compared to other children in the world.......well this young lady from Marseille told me that public school for her is 6 days per week from 9:00am until 6:00pm. That could be one reason why!
Our own Erika Halwachs was warmly welcomed back after her unplanned 'vacation' away from the Club. Erika was reminded that in the future she must get club approval prior to such 'outings'.....even if it does involve hospital stays!
Announcements were made regarding upcoming 'outings' and social events for the club in general. This included the upcoming tour on September 8th of Folsom Prison by 15 of our 'luckiest' Club members. All 15 have been appropriately screened to make sure none of them plays a mission critical role for the Club............just in case things go south in Cell Block H during the tour. Also on tap is a social this Saturday evening the 12th 9:00pm at Jan's Lounge in Orangevale to watch one of our own and his band Hey Monkey play for their peeps. All Groupies and Roadies are welcome as well as all Club members. The photo, immediately below, shows the Club member involved in this very public display just before authorities were notified! The Club member's name will not be reported here until his and John Belushi's next-of-kin have all been notified.
Our normally scheduled monthly social for the 3rd Wednesday of every month was announced by the always impeccably dressed cruise director Pat Hassna. It will be held this Wednesday the 16th at 5:30pm at La Fiesta restaurant next to Mikuni's in Roseville.
With much fanfare Braggs & Fines was administered by our own past President Al Savery.  Fortunately Al didn't indulge in any of his always (??????) witty (?????) and hilarious (??????) jokes but he was very productive with his Fines with revenue collection for the Club reaching an all-time high. At least ten individuals were relieved of 'excess' cash by our own in-house Robin Hood.
As usual, our sumptuous meal provided by The Cattleman's restaurant was impeccable.
Concluding our meeting was speaker Brenna McDuffy (photo at top of this page). She was outstanding with her very interesting PowerPoint photo presentation to us about her exchange student year in Belgium. We could not have chosen a better emissary for our Club!!

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